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D&RGW Heavyweight Passenger Cars

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D&RGW Heavyweight Passenger Cars
Posted by GN goat kid on Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:35 PM

Hello,

I'm trying to find information about D&RGW heavyweight passenger cars (including car details and paint schemes) in the transition era. Does anyone have good references or publications?

Thanks,

GH goat kid

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Posted by RR_Mel on Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:56 PM

Check out this link.
 
 
 
 
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Posted by mlehman on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:13 AM

Jim Eager included a pretty extensive section (pages 21-27) of pics of heavyweight cars in his "Rio Grande Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment" (Morning Sun, 1996). Most pics are from the early to mid-60s, but there are nice pics from the 50s in a few cases. There are also a few pics of MOW equipment made from older heavyweights that may be of some use.

Jackson Thode also wrote a valuable book, "A Century of Passenger Trains ...And then Some" (Rocky Mountain RR Club, 1972, Rev. 2001). While many of the pics are less than optimal, there's a lot of useful info in it.

Mike Lehman

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Posted by GN goat kid on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:08 AM

Thanks Mike,

I'll try to get a copy of these refs.

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Posted by 7j43k on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:24 AM

Here's a great source for links to photos of passenger cars (including DRGW):

 

http://passcarphotos.info

 

 

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:40 PM

What time period of the DRGW are you modeling?

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Monday, October 30, 2017 1:09 PM

Aside from Jim Eagers Rio Grande Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipement, which I own and highly recommend, there is also Rio Grande Diesels Vol 3, (I also own) which has a pretty extensive chapter on passenger equipment.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Diesels-Pictorial-History/dp/0930742184

 

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Posted by GN goat kid on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:51 AM

Transition era.

 

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Posted by mlehman on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:32 AM

Virtually everything cited so far has good coverage of passenger traffic and cars in the transition era on the Rio Grande.

Mike Lehman

Urbana, IL

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